Okay, got it finished up to my satisfaction. (Sometimes that takes a few tries.)
Did a major design overhaul on the Carousel prototype discussed here: Carousel Spinner
This one kind of feels like it’s cheating - the prototype was created totally out of lasered materials and was a lot more fiddly to assemble. This one cheats and uses a small turntable bearing (Amazon), but it spins better and is cheaper and easier to make, so I guess some compromises must be made.
The original and first remake had a fixed roof though, which I prefer visually, but this one can be spun using the button on the top (@Xabbess ). (Sorry fellows, the horses still don’t go up and down.)
So anyway, here you go…time to go work on something else, I’m thoroughly tired of carousels now.
Wow! that’s a great project!
So great – the bearing is a great solution to get the function you wanted and I love the pole redesign. Such a charming project!
Oh, it’s fantastic! I still wanna see your hedgie in a photo shoot on this thing.
Ooooh! Like a giant Hedgezilla! (Damn! Almost worth getting another hedgehog…)
Even with what I have come to expect from you I am still blown away by this.
That is wonderful! (my horses don’t go up and down either…)
Fantastic! When I saw the first one a while back, I really just thought you were being hard on yourself and it didn’t need improvement. I still think it didn’t, but I love the changes you made for this iteration too! I particularly like the rope design for the vertical posts.
I like this one the best,
Oh he’s been gone for years - they don’t last very long. (He had a good hedgie life while he was with us though, no sadness …thought I’d mentioned that, but I might not have. ) He was before the kitties I currently have…I don’t think they would get along too well.
Waaay too much drama.
So cool! I might have to try this… the horse action sounds very challenging… hmm
Coming up with a great solution is NOT Cheating!! It’s innovation.
Love the finished / final carousel!!! Love the poles and the floor … little details add so much!
I like this version even more. Beautiful!
Amazing (although not surprising!) Really turned out beautifully. Although it seems we may have created a new euphemism " Her carousels’s spinning but the horses aren’t going up and down…" LOL